Contender 2 (PlayStation)

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Contender 2 is an arcade-style boxing game. It does not claim to be a realistic simulation in any way. It is meant to be easy to pick up and learn. It boasts a starting cast of about 10 characters with about 10 other secret characters that can be unlocked by playing throgh the single-player Main Event mode. Each character has a standard set of punches, a set of special punches specific to each character, and a special 5-punch combo attack.

There are two play modes, Main Event and Exhibition. Main Event is a single-player career mode. When playing through Main Event mode, you only start with one special punch and you get trained to learn the other special punches as you win matches. In Exhibition you can pit any two unlocked fighters against each other in a one player or two player match.


Contender 2 PlayStation Character selection screen. As you can see, there's quite a few fighters to unlock.
Contender 2 PlayStation Damien Pitney vs. Gabrielle Espinoza
Contender 2 PlayStation Playing in first-person view.
Contender 2 PlayStation Let's get ready to rumble!

Alternate Titles

  • "Victory Boxing Challenger" -- European Title
  • "Victory Boxing" -- Japanese Title

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Absolute Playstation Sep, 2000 81 out of 100 81
NowGamer Apr 01, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 22, 2000 6.6 out of 10 66
Mega Fun Jun, 2000 66 out of 100 66
IGN Nov 08, 2000 5 out of 10 50 Apr 26, 2000 10 out of 20 50


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casimps1 (94) added Contender 2 (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2001